As part of its 21 Days of Y’ello Care focus on education this year, the foundation identified the school following pupils experiencing problems distinguishing acid from ice! Ahem…
Learners have been using a dilapidated science laboratory with dysfunctional electricity plugs, gas and water taps for about five years. This has made it difficult for them to carry out experiments necessary for their final examinations.
Now that no more excuses will be said, MTN staff and pupils joined in removing old stuff in preparation for new ones next week.
Renovations will include painting, retiling, installing new desks, cupboards, plug points and water stations in the science laboratory, and equipment such as chemicals, measuring tools, burners and other apparatus.
Nicola Vogel, Communications Manager at Adopt-a-School Foundation, says:” MTN’s 21 Days of Y’ello Care is such a great initiative and Adopt-a-School is proud to partner with MTN and facilitate volunteer work at George Khosa High School.
MTN has adopted this school and has displayed true active citizenship through getting involved in such a hands on manner and making a significant contribution to both learner development and the physical improvement of the school’s facilities,” she says.
The 21 Days of Y’ello Care staff volunteerism programme, seeks to help schools with donations, equipments and refurbishments all over the Continent and ends on June 21.
“As MTN, we believe that quality education opens doors to opportunities that would otherwise not be accessible to learners from disadvantaged schools. We hope that our contribution during 21 Days of Y’ello Care will go some way towards making the lives of these learners a whole lot brighter,” says Rich Mkhondo, Executive for Group Corporate Affairs at MTN.